Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 6, 1963 · Page 12
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, August 6, 1963
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12 Golesburg Register-Moil, Golesburo, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1963 Funny Man Is Not a Comic Off Location By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Peter Sellers, regarded by many as Britain's deftest comic actor, looks at life with a big question mark in his eyes. Wherever he is, he seems faintly puzzled to be there. "I'm a very serious person in my private life — the unfunniest person alive," he said. "Humor tends to make you melancholy, because comedy is the most serious form of acting. People who specialize in it become morose." Peter is noted for his wide range of roles. He has played everything from a duchess to a union leader in such films as "The Mouse That Roared," "I'm All Right, Jack," and "Heaven's Above." In his first American-made picture, "The World of Henry Orient," he portrays a fumble-fingered pianist who would rather chase married women than give concerts. Since his parents, his grandmother and eight uncles had been in show business, it was perhaps inevitable that Sellers would get in the act, too. He started on the ground floor—as a theater sweeper. During World War II he loaded Royal Air Force planes with bullets and bombs. "It was short of a dead end," he remarked. "I didn't See much future doing that on civvy street." Self-taught, Peter developed his gift for mimicry by appearing in camp shows. Then he became a vaudeville, radio and television star before making his first picture, "Let's Go Crazy," in 1950. "It was so bad it never was released and it bloody well never will be," he said. "I bought it out myself to make sure." What is the real Peter Sellers like? Wearing dark-rimmed eyeglasses, and looking like a curly haired owl surprised by daylight, the actor, 37, found it a bit embarrassing to talk about himself. He is no playboy. "The big problem of men my age is to avoid coronary attacks and still achieve success," he said. "I like to be alone a lot when I'm working, because I concen trate a lot and involve mvself completely. You have to. This is «, highly overpaid profession; therefore one owes it to the public to give the best one can, and this requires complete dedication. "I like driving at night in precision-made cars" (Peter has owned more than 501. photographing people in candid situations, getting plenty of sleep, 1 need eight or nine hours or I'm finished, watching and reading other humorists." This is the creed he lives by: "The only way to succeed — to be happy with yourself — is through kindness. I will do any- ting for anybody who asks me, but if I am told to do it, I revolt against it. "I don't believe in an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, but I haven't quite reached the point where I can turn the other cheek." They'll Do It Every Time By Jimmy Hatlo GOT WSSEO cm. W£M wey FOUND out im , „ WITH SO MUCH t , fHAM IN THERE- W loUOMTTOHAVETO ipASS THE PURE -POOOJ UWS- FEELING WR THE SUMMER THESPIANS WHO HAVEN'T GOT ENOUGH TROUBLE V Thami.ANOA M4710MAT T/P TO Micmi MOROS, 119 DUNDEE DR.,,^* CALfr* OUT OUR WAY-By J. R. WilJiami Life in Big City NEW YORK (AP)—New York's subway system covers 236.7 miles of track, with 482 stations. Subway operations were started in October, 1904, with a nine-mile route from City Hall north to 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue, thence west to Broadway, and ending uptown at 145th Street and Lenox Avenue. In the 12 months ending June 30, 1962, the subways carried 1,369,507,594 passengers. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! Breedlove Says He Can Go Faster BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS, Utah, (AP) — Craig Breedlove thought today he could go even faster than he did Monday in his jet-powered car when he set a world record of 407.45 miles per hour. In fact he powered his car, "Soirit of America," to 428.37 m.p.h. on the first run. The second run, back over the same course on the western Utah salt flats, was at a 388.47 m.p.h. rate. His average speed was a record 407.45 m.p.h. The old mark was 394.196 m.p.h. set on the flats in 1947 by the late Sir John Cobb of England. Breedlove, a one-time hot rod­ der from Los Angeles, said he had been after the record ever since he began tinkering with cars when he was 14. That was four years after Cobb set the mark. Breedlove is 26. But Cobb's car was contentional piston powered. The drive shaft was connected to the wheels. Breedlove's car is more like a jet airplane on wheels. In fact it is . powered by a modified J-47 jet I airplane engine. The wheels are not turned directly by the engine. Fighter Of Fires 61 Years CLEVELAND, Term. (AP) Theodore Roosevelt had just been sworn in as President when Lawrence F. (Scrubby) McDaris, a stfapling lad of 15, first joined the Cleveland Fire Department. Sixty-one years and hundreds of fires later, McDaris, now 76, is still going strong. Officials here claim he is the oldest chief in the United States, both in age and in years of service. Some say he even holds the world record. Many say McDaris still has the same youthful enthusiasm that he brought to the department in June 1902, when he was hired to pull an old two-wheel reel fire vehicle. He has been chief for the past 28 years and now supervises a department composed of four up- to-date fire engines, a 750-gallon pumper and about 40 regular and volunteer firemen. Jump on Back McDaris recalls one incident that happened in 1904 after the department added a horse to pull the old fire rig. The alarm sounded and it fell McDaris' lot to drive the horse for the first time. Three other firemen jumped on the back. McDaris arrived at the fire alone on the front part of the vehicle. The horse had got out of hand and three blocks back he had forded a creek with lightning speed. That's where McDaris had CARNIVAL By Dick Turner "I'm writing Cleo about our trip this summer! What's the past tense of 'nest egg'?" Therefore the record keepers may have to qualify Breedlove's mark, noting the differences. Breedlove thinks his three- wheeled vehicle can go 500 m.p.h., and he plans to try for a faster mark sometime this week. left the back part of the rrg and three wet firemen. . In 1903, McDaris recalls, the alarm sounded and the company rushed to the Forked Lightning Saloon. "We went in and tried to fight the fire," McDaris said, "but the people gathering at the scene began to roll out 50-gallon barrels of whisky. "Soon everyone around was going for the barrels and breaking them open as soon as they were rolled from the building. Everyone was standing around with cups in their hands. "It wasn't long," he admitted, "until we forgot about the burn- CLEARANCE SALE MEN'S SHORT SLEEVE SPORT SHIRTS "tt* $ 3 88 ofi&uv <f (Meld ing building and concentrated upon saving the barrels." Some outdoor cooks say that if hamburgers are grilled close to white-hot coals, turning to sear both sides, you can cut down on shrinkage. Alaska Church Sites Reviewed At Woadhull WOODHULL—The Junior Missionary society met Tuesday at Bethany Lutheran Church. Devotions and group singing were led by Mrs. Clair Colburn. The lesson study was "Lutheran Churches in Alaska." Miss Frances Rehn showed three movies: "Alaska," "The Littlest Angel" and "Birds in Our Dooryard." Debbie Allison and Becky Nelson gave a report of their trip to Lutheran Alpine Camp. An offering for missions was received. Outdoor games were supervised by Miss Rehn, Mrs. Clair Colburn, Mrs. Duain Johnson and Mrs. Don Humberg. Reunion Planned OPHIEM — Descendants of the late P. A. Johnson will hold their annual Johnson family reunion Sunday. Mauritz Samuelson is president, Paul R. Anderson of Moline, vice president and Mrs. Ada Anderson of Ophiem, secretary. Members are to take card tables and chairs. Mrs. Dean Anderson of Rock Island is coffee chairman. fvtrettft Jennlnfi WWII CHAM! H\4% H 10 InOtM aiMTAU*MUS»VMMS Go West WEST DRUG CO., INC. 324 E. Main St ANNOUNCES A NEW SERVICE MAN IN THIS TERRITORY DORRANCE BERRY Phone Maquon TR 5-3983 — DeLong, Illinois COLUMBIAN HOG & CATTLE POWDER CO. SERVING THE LIVESTOCK FEEDER 1459 GENESSEE ST. SINCE 1888 KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI Dorrance will be servicing the following townships: Cedar — Indian Point — Orange — Chestnut — Haw Creek Maquon — Elba — Salem. He will show you the successful programs offered by Columbian-Comet Feeds for all your livestock needs. Direct Delivery — Bagged or Bulk from our ultramodern plant at Geneseo, III. "Quality Is Our Password" "Results — Our Reputation" AT LEATH NEVER BEFORE such a great CARPET OFFER! A Woodlmll Unit Offers Items To Help Sick WOODHULL-Mrs. Gerald Whitcomb, president of the American Legion Auxiliary, has announced that the unit has sickroom equipment, which is available for use by any person in the community free of charge. Articles include crutches, hospital bed, walker and two wheel chairs. A person may use one of the items for a period of three months and if no other person needs same piece of equipment, it may be kept for a longer period of time. Strike Up The Band OTTOWA, N. J. (AP) — Abandoned stores, empty churches and unused union halls are among structures that have been converted into theaters. Now a bowling alley has been taken over. The Gladiators Music Arena is being operated here in a building put up two years ago for kegler tournaments that failed to draw expected throngs. 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